BlogBlogging about life in the Okanagan
Too much of anything is bad, but too much of a good whisky is barely enough.
– Mark Twain
In 1908 a Scotsman by the name of Captain James Cameron Dun-Waters stumbled upon a delta on the westside of Okanagan Lake. This pristine area, with its tumbling waterfall and habitat to sheep, deer, birds and bears, was at times known locally as “The Garden of Eden”.read more
Because in the end you won’t remember the time you spent working in the office or mowing your lawn. Climb that goddamn mountain.
– Jack Kerouac
One beautiful trail per week. With over 52 breathtaking trails in the Kelowna area alone, the Okanagan is loaded with opportunities for the hiking and outdoor enthusiast.read more
Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal.
– Henry Ford
Get Gneiss. That is the motto of gneiss climbing; one of Kelowna’s newest, and coolest, businesses.read more
Physics 109. That was the class I met Rob Olson in during my first year of University. Sitting at the back of the auditorium I was preparing for the class lecture when Rob happened to sit down next to me. Rob was wearing a Penguins jersey and we instantly started chatting about the upcoming season, hitting it off pretty quickly. That was 17 years ago yet it still feels like yesterday. In the years that passed, Rob and I built an incredible friendship which sadly came to an end less than two years ago when Rob lost his battle with cancer.read more
It always seems impossible until it is done.
– Nelson Mandela
Nestled nearly 1,000m (3,000ft) above Kelowna lies one of the most spectacular trails in all of Canada. Ranked as one of the most beautiful biking trails in BC, the Myra Canyon section of the former Kettle Valley Railway line is a 12 kilometre stretch that spans across 18 trestles and through 2 caves.read more
Why try to explain miracles to your kids when you can just have them plant a garden.
– Robert Brault
Once upon a time a good portion of society spent their days growing and producing food. In fact, in times of war, as resources were thin and supply lines were choked, it is estimated that home gardens were supplying 40% of the produce we consumed.read more
Animals are such agreeable friends; they ask no questions, they pass no criticisms.
– George Eliot
Several years ago when we moved to the Okanagan we immediately set out to explore the valley and seek out activities that offered the “Okanagan Experience”. At the top of most lists were the standard array of local activities: wine tours, Big White Resort, Myra Canyon Park, etc. However there was one attraction that seemed to be near the top of every list: a Kangaroo farm.read more
Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.
– Nelson Mandela
When I was in high school the inevitable question of what was “next” was always on the mind of my peers, or more specifically, our parents. What are your plans after graduation? Which schools will you be applying to? What will you study?read more
If you want something you never had, you must be willing to do something you’ve never done.
– Thomas Jefferson
The last article that I posted generated some interesting inquiries that when combined with the several recent discussions I’ve had from prospective buyers considering a move to the Okanagan has prompted me to write a post that tackles the subject of moving.read more
It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see.
– Henry David Thoreau
Life in the Okanagan is rich. It’s like living in one of Mother Nature’s private gardens where She has cultivated a sanctuary with the adventurist in mind. Love the water?read more